How to get your application shortlisted

Creating your CV

Creating your CV

Creating your CV will enhance your application by providing additional information where you will be able to showcase your experiences, knowledge and expertise in relation to the role you are applying for. Please ensure you complete the following key areas:

  • Personal summary - give us an overview of your career background, your knowledge and expertise.
  • Career history - it is mandatory that you fill this field with your most recent employment, however we want to get to know you – please add more career history covering the last 10 years. (You can copy and paste this from your current CV.)
  • Education/training - tell us about your educational background. Do you have any other qualifications relevant to the role you are applying for?

Your generated CV can be re-used for future applications. This is important as managers do look at your career history and experience to see if you have the relevant transferable skills.

Writing your personal statement

Writing your personal statement

This section is crucial and is where you must demonstrate how you meet the requirements of the job. Our managers will use this information to shortlist your application form and measure your suitability and determine if you have the right skills, abilities and experience.

  • Make sure, when writing your personal statement, that your response is in line with the person specification of the role you are applying for.
  • Demonstrate with examples using the SBO model (situation, behaviour, outcome).
  • Remember to include those key areas which may be asked in the advert and give relevant examples from your current/ past employment.
  • Align your skills and experience.
  • Don't get confused between the personal statement and the personal summary on your CV - the personal statement is where you need to sell yourself and your chance to show us you are the best person for the job!

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